Do you sometimes feel like you’ve used up all of your creativity? Whether with work or with hobbies like writing and DIYing, it’s normal for that to happen. In fact, it’s not that you’ve used up the creative side of your brain, it’s just a matter of getting unstuckby doing something different and refreshing yourself to boost your creative mood! These design tips will do just that, so check them out!
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” - Maya Angelou
With “comfortable” I mean: furniture that you won’t mind if it gets ruined too fast. Something like a table you can put a cup of coffee on without needing to worry about having coasters. I know how appealing the idea of having fancy furniture can be, it sure makes a home gorgeous, but if it’s not comfortable to move freely around it at home, why keep it around? It’ll only make you feel restricted, so it doesn’t really deserve to be there.
Some people might say that keeping it clean and neutral is best to keep a clear thinking mind. But think about it: whenever you have a creative block, don’t you just end up looking at a blank screen? What you need is a home with a nice color balance, maybe paint a wall with a different color, get a colorful piece of furniture, or simply hang an abstract painting. You know what the best color is to entice your creativity, but the colors we usually recommend to boost creativity are:
Bonus: Teal is a great color that will be both cheerful and calming!
Unique Decor Can Help Too
You can use things that don’t usually come together as a decorating piece, but that can work very nicely. Such as:
- A jar of paint brushes
- An unfinished painting
Unfinished works can help you feel more inspired too, which may sound weird, I’ll give you that. But I can tell you: it works! When you see something unfinished, your brain immediately starts working on how to get it done, when you realize it your creativity will already be flowing like a breeze.
It’ll be even better to boost your creativity if the object you’re displaying has a history. Maybe a hat, a bag, even a couple of photos decorated with washi tape will do the trick.
Space Is Important
Of course you know space is important, but what I’m telling you here is: space to move around and exercise is important! Surely you’ve heard about physical activities improving mental health, so whenever you feel stuck and not getting work done, try some yoga, or try a 15 workout routine. I started doing that at home, so I can guarantee you: it’ll make you feel a lot better!
More than that:
Playing also helps you relax and push stress away. Whether you call the kids to play some sports (I’m counting throwing a ball in the backyard here as a sport, okay?), or go outside with your dog for a while. Your brain will thank you.
The Backyard Will Help Your Mind Wander
Talking about playing, always take some time during the weekend to keep your yard at its best. That way, whenever you need a break, you can go outside to enjoy the view and take a deep, refreshing breath that will get you ready and good to get back to your creative work!
This will work best if you have an awesome landscape to look at, I mean, who doesn’t get renewed after getting in touch with nature? And this is also another opportunity to let your mind wander in creativity - but you can also leave it to the pros.
Enjoy The Kids’ Area As Well
I mentioned above that you can play some sports with the kids outside to relax. However, what do you do if the day is rainy? Well, go to the kids’ area and allow the creative children’s mind help you! Organize a playroom where there’s a space to doodle, maybe even write some poetry, and make sure to use that space as well.
Flowers Or Floral Prints
Similar to going outside, if you decorate with flowers and indoor plants, your mind will thank you too. Plants and flowers usually bring positive feelings and if you don’t have the green thumb to care for them, floral prints (or even faux flowers) will do the job.
Feng Shui Your Home
Have you ever heard about feng shui? In case you haven’t, it’s a popular Chinese technique that has a meaning for each furniture placing at home. For example:
- If you face the desk to the door, you’ll have much more business rewards
- Mirrors can open up a room with strategic placing
- Soothing nature sounds can be used to mask squeaking chairs and doors
Sure, many people don't believe in feng shui, but it's an idea to try if you're one of the people who do believe it will bring good energies.
Learn Your Style
Probably the most important part of designing your home to boost creativity is to get to know your own style. I can tell you that painting a wall will help, which is true for most cases, but maybe that's not for you. So what you need is knowing whether you like a clean look, everything out in colors, or - my personal favorite - finding the balance. I enjoy having a bit of each style and I have a lot of fun discovering how to make it work.
I hope you’ve liked these tips and that they helped you improve your home! You can always get a free quote from a professional designer to help you find the perfect decor too.
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